2009 Australian GP, qualifying: Toro Rosso quotes 

Written by David on March 28th, 2009 at 10:37 amLast Update: March 28th, 2009 at 10:37 am

Giorgio Ascanelli: “It was positive that the cars ran reliably all day and I think Buemi made a good debut as a rookie driver in Formula 1.”

Sebastien Bourdais: “It was closer than expected to getting to Q2 from a team point of view as Seb just missed out on 15th place to the McLaren by a fraction. My car wasn’t too bad: on my second run I made a slight mistake and on my third, unfortunately my out lap was too slow and I did not get the tyres up to temperature. But it’s encouraging, as the Red Bull car is going well and we are not as far off the pace as I had expected. We have made good progress in terms of understanding the car. Starting last, it will be a tough race, but I will attack as much as I can and hope the race is as eventful as last year.”

Sebastien Buemi: “I have to say I found the pace at which qualifying happens rather quick! You go out, you come back, you change tyres, you go out again. You need to stay relaxed. I think we did quite a good job with what we had and missed out on Q2 by half a tenth. I am quite happy, as these days have been something of a test session for us and we improved the car quite a lot from yesterday morning through to now. I have taken confidence from what I have done so far and feel I am going to be capable of doing this job, even if I am quite young. The visibility in the sunshine was a bit better than yesterday, but we have to get used to it.”

source: Scuderia Toro Rosso

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